Increases to the rates of statutory maternity, paternity, adoption and sick pay announced
Employers should be aware of the following increases:
- From the 5 April 2015, statutory maternity, adoption, paternity, additional paternity and shared parental pay will increase from £138.18 to £139.58 per week.
- From the 6 April 2015 the weekly rate of statutory sick pay will increase from £87.55 to £88.45.
In relation to additional paternity leave and pay, this will only be available in respect of babies whose expected week of childbirth is before 5 April 2015, or for children who are placed for adoption before that date.